LINGUIST List 13.2561

Tue Oct 8 2002

Calls: Ling Variation, 2nd Lang Acquisition

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  1. Neden, Julie (ELS), Call for Proposals and NHLS:LV
  2. Mits Ota, Call for papers: EUROSLA 2003

Message 1: Call for Proposals and NHLS:LV

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 09:55:13 +0100
From: Neden, Julie (ELS) <>
Subject: Call for Proposals and NHLS:LV


Call for Proposals


The goal of this new and provocative collection is to put at the
disposal of the linguistic community studies which contribute to a
deeper understanding of the nature of linguistic variation within the
generative tradition that has been developing since the middle of the
twentieth century.

The series pays particular attention to the tension between
descriptive and explanatory adequacy more accurately reformulated as a
tension between the simplicity of the language faculty and its
apparent complexity.

Volumes cover the traditional domain of syntactic studies, but will
also include related areas such as semantics, morphology, phonology,
and the lexicon.

The series also aims at distributing studies which constitute
important contributions to the field, in particular to the domain of
micro- and macro- variation, which are currently difficult to access.

Although the main focus will be on generative linguistics, it does not
exclude studies of a more general nature or from different schools of
thought, insofar as they contribute to the advancement of the
generative program.

Previous titles in the series and forthcoming volumes include:

Volume 62 (forthcoming) L. Jenkins Ed "Variation and Universals in

Volume 61 D. Bouchard "Adjectives, Number and Interfaces: Why
Languages Vary".

Volume 60 Z. Boskovic "On the Nature of the Syntax-Phonology
Interface: Cliticization and Related Phenomena".

Volume 59 G. Cinque & G. Salvi Eds. "Current Studies in Italian
Syntax: Essays Offered to Lorenzo Renzi."

Volume 58 V. Motapanyane Ed. "Comparative Studies in Romanian Syntax".

Projects or manuscripts for the series are most welcome and should be
sent to one of the series editors:

Johan Rooryck 
Department of French, PO Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The
Netherlands. Tel: +31 71 527 2049 Email:

Pierre Pica
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 9 rue de Quatrefages
75005 Paris, France. Tel: +33 1 43 36 49 65. Email:

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Message 2: Call for papers: EUROSLA 2003

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 22:52:07 +0100
From: Mits Ota <>
Subject: Call for papers: EUROSLA 2003

Call for Papers EUROSLA 2003 
Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association
Edinburgh, UK, 19-21 September 2003

Organized by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University

Theme: Formal and Functional Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana University) Roger Hawkins (University
of Essex) Wolfgang Klein (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen) Ianthi Tsimpli (University of Thessaloniki)

PANELS (organisers):
Child L2 acquisition (Juergen Meisel
Implicit knowledge (John Williams) 
L2 attrition (Kees de Bot)
Near-nativeness (Donna Lardiere) 

PAPERS are invited on empirical and theoretical second language
acquisition research. The selection of papers will be carried out
anonymously and priority will be given to abstracts that can be
identified with the conference theme "Formal and Functional Approaches
to SLA", although other topics are also very welcome.

Each author may submit no more than one individual and one co-authored
abstract. The paper must not have been previously published.

- Deadline for abstract submissions: 	31 January 2002
- Notification of acceptance: 		30 April 2002

Submission of abstracts should be by email to The text of the abstract should be in an
attachment (MS Word or rtf format). In the body of the e-mail
message, include (1) the title of the paper, (2) name and affiliation
of the author(s), and (2) the first author's postal and email
addresses. The title of the paper (or a short running title) should be
repeated in the subject heading. Please specify one session in which
you wish to present: (a) the general session, (b) a panel (select one)
or (c) the doctoral workshop.

GENERAL SESSION: Individual papers will be allotted 20 minutes of
presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.

PANELS: There will be 4 thematic panels this year as listed above.
Individual papers will be allotted 20 minutes of presentation plus 10
minutes of discussion. Presenter are also expected to participate in a
general discussion session led by the panel organiser, following the
paper presentations.
DOCTORAL WORKSHOP: This will focus on methodology with regard to
either data analysis or research design or the goodness of fit between
theory and method. Each presentation lasts 20 minutes and will be
followed by a 10 minute reaction by a senior researcher and 10 minutes
of discussion. Submissions should follow the same formal conventions
as individual papers (see above). State briefly the aim and the
theoretical framework of your work and then raise the methodological
problems you submit for discussion. If your presentation is accepted,
you will be asked to send a more extensive summary to the discussant
of your paper.

Following association policy, EUROSLA 2003 will be a multilingual
conference: presentation in any European language is acceptable
although presenters should bear in mind the usefulness of attracting a
wide audience for their ideas. A selection of the most innovative
papers will be included in the EUROSLA Yearbook, published in English
by the John Benjamins Publishing Co.

For more details concerning the conference venue, travel, and
accommodation please refer to our website:

Antonella Sorace, Mits Ota (University of Edinburgh)
Mike Sharwood Smith (Heriot Watt University)

Mitsuhiko Ota
Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9LL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)131-650-3949
Fax: +44 (0)131-650-3962
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